Sustainable Tourism Asia: Solutions for Tourism + Hospitality – 2018

  • Singapore
  • November 29, 2018
  • 08:30 AM (SGT)

Asia’s forum to drive solutions for the tourism industry’s most pressing issues — from plastics to multi-stakeholder partnerships, sustainable seafood to smart tourism.

CSR Asia announces the launch of Sustainable Tourism Asia on 29 November 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

CSR Asia, an ELEVATE company, brings its global sustainability expertise and Asia focus to this forum that addresses gaps and challenges in the Asian sustainable tourism ecosystem.

The Forum will serve as the platform for leading companies in the hospitality and tourism sectors, as well as government officials and non-profits who are driving innovation and advancement in the industry.

Session discussions will catalyze action-oriented opportunities to collaboratively foster the development of best practices in the sustainable tourism industry throughout the region. Attendees will both share their experiences and learn actionable takeaways from market leaders in Asia and globally about:

  • Food waste
  • Organic food
  • Sustainable seafood
  • Plastics
  • Technology innovations in smart tourism
  • Multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable tourism
  • Responsible labor practices
  • Carbon offsetting and aviation
  • The role of tourism in women’s economic empowerment

Who will benefit most from Sustainable Tourism Asia? This special event curated by the world’s leading sustainability practitioners will attract forward-leaning industry executives, corporate sustainability and CSR leaders, hoteliers, travel associations, travel e-commerce companies, tourism and related government authorities, airlines and airport operators, and restaurant chains.

Save the date – 29 November and register today for this new event that highlights business driven sustainability, pragmatic insights and takeaways for tourism and hospitality sector leaders, with an application specific to ASEAN countries and beyond.

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Event Speakers

John Koh

Honorary Consul of Palau in Singapore, Palau


Choo Pin Ang

Senior Director, Government and Corporate Affairs, Asia Expedia Group


Maxime Pourrat

Managing Director, Winnow Solutions


Michael Blanding

Director of Corporate Responsibility, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)


Randy Durband

Chief Executive Officer, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC


JC Wong

Young Tourism Professional Ambassador, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)


Melissa Burckhardt

Director of Membership, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)


Kevin Teng

Executive Director of Sustainability, Marina Bay Sands


Roshith Rajan

Director, Corporate Responsibility, Asia Pacific for SODEXO


Kazi Hassan

Executive Chef, Hilton


Ming Tan

Head of Stewardship, COMO Group


Eric Ricaurte

Founder and CEO, Greenview


Mich Goh

Head of Public Policy Southeast Asia, Airbnb


Hugh Jones

Programme Area Manager, WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme)


Pol Bordas

Head of Social Responsibility APAC, Amadeus


Ian Wilson

Senior Vice President of Non-Gaming Operations, Marina Bay Sands


Kian Peng Ang

Director, Samsui Supplies & Services Pte Ltd


Anastasia Vynnychenko

Project Officer, International Organization for Migration (IOM)


Sébastien Marot

Founder and Executive Director, Friends-International


Salil Tripathi

Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB


Aung Min Naing

Dry Zone Regional Manager, ActionAid Myanmar


Richard Welford

Chairman, CSR Asia


Mabel Wong

Director, CSR Asia


Tess Zinnes

Project Manager, CSR Asia


Ruhi Mukherji

Project Manager, CSR Asia


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